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Crown, Choir Of Somerville College Oxford
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Stone Records   Catalog #: 8033   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohann Sebastian BachStephen DarlingtonGlenn L. Rudolph,   ... 
Performer:  Keith FairbairnDouglas KnightMary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] AitkenJeremy Carpenter,   ... 
Conductor:  David Crown
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Title and arranger:
The twelve days of Christmas (Rutter)
Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ (Bach)
I saw three ships (Rutter)
Jacob’s ladder (Darlington)
Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
Veiled in darkness (Rudolph)
Out of your sleep (Bennett)
Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Head)
Wie soll ich dich empfangen (Bach)
The Angel Gabriel (Archer)
Jesus Christ the apple tree (Poston)
The three kings (Cornelius)
The seven joys of Mary (Sartin)
Silent night (Willcocks)
Advent carol (Young)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Bach)
Nova! nova! (Chilcott)
O thou, the central orb (Wood)
Rocking (Willcocks)
A tender shoot
Read more (Goldschmidt)
In the bleak mid-winter (Darke)
Ding dong! merrily on high (Wood)
Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht (Bach)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Gardner)
A merry Christmas (Warrell)
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Douglas Knight (Organ), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (),
Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Written: England 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 260 (BC F10) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1751; Germany 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
I Saw Three Ships, carol by Traditional
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Douglas Knight (Organ), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion),
Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1666; England 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Jacob's Ladder, for chorus by Stephen Darlington
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Veiled in Darkness, carol for chorus & organ by Glenn L. Rudolph
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Jeremy Carpenter (), Robert Smith (Organ),
Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Out of your sleep by Richard R. Bennett
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Wie soll ich dich empfangen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Germany 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol by Traditional
Performer:  Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Jeremy Carpenter (),
Robert Smith (Organ)
Conductor:  David Crown
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Performer:  Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter (), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings") by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13.
Nova! Nova! by Robert Chilcott
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
O thou the central orb, anthem for chorus & organ by Charles Wood
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Robert Smith (Organ), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (),
Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1914-1915; United Kingdom 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
15.
Rocking Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
16.
A Tender Shoot, for chorus by Otto Goldschmidt
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17.
In the bleak midwinter by Harold Drake
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter (),
Douglas Knight (Organ)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19.
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Brich an, o schönes Morgenl by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Germany 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
20.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Written: England 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927; United Kingdom 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
22.
Bogoroditsye Dyevo, for chorus by Raymond Head
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23.
The Seven Joys of Mary, carol for chorus & organ by Paul Sartin
Performer:  Robert Smith (Organ), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (),
Jeremy Carpenter ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
24.
Advent Carol, for soloists, chorus by Toby Young
Performer:  Jeremy Carpenter (), Keith Fairbairn (Percussion), Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken ()
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
25.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, carol for chorus, percussion & organ by John Gardner
Performer:  Mary-Louise [Soprano (Vocal)] Aitken (), Robert Smith (Organ), Jeremy Carpenter (),
Keith Fairbairn (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Crown
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Keble College Chapel, Oxford, U.K. 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. J. Rutter): The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. J. Rutter for choir)
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr', BWV 260
I Saw Three Ships (arr. J. Rutter): I Saw Three Ships (arr. J. Rutter for choir)
Jacob's ladder (arr. S. Darlington): Jacob's ladder (arr. S. Darlington for choir)
Bethlehem Down
Veiled in Darkness
Out of your sleep
Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part I: Wie soll ich dich empfangen
The Angel Gabriel (arr. M. Archer for choir)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Weihnachtslieder, Op. 8 (Sung in English) (arr. I. Atkins): Weihnachtslieder, Op. 8: No. 3. Die Konige (Sung in English) (arr. I. Atkins for choir)
The seven joys of Mary (arr. P. Sartin for choir)
Silent Night (arr. D. Willcocks for choir)
Advent Carol
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (text by Martin Luther): Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61: Overture - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Nova! Nova!
O Thou, the Central Orb
Rocking (arr. D. Willlcocks): Rocking (arr. D. Willlcocks for choir)
A Tender Shoot
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. C. Wood)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part II: Chorale: Brich an, o schones Morgenlicht
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75, No. 2
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (arr. A. Warrell for choir)

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